Voter Initiative
October 19, 2020
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Zoom / Password: 2020

On the evening of October 19, we will hold a local-to-global ballot initiative party. Interested members are invited to serve as “flash presenters” on global parallels and arguments for and against select ballot initiatives. The format will be short presentations in breakout rooms to allow for multiple presentations and maximize audience engagement. The goal of this activity is to educate members on what it means to be a “local-to-global” voter.

The Pacific Council believes that having a local-to-global mindset as a voter leads to better policy outcomes. In this vein, we have identified several California ballot initiatives in the upcoming election that have a local-to-global connection. Learn more about these measures and their global implications in our recently published Guide to California Ballot Measures.


Leslie Gilbert-Lurie, Author and Lawyer 

Leslie Gilbert-Lurie is a writer, lawyer, and philanthropist, whose highly acclaimed memoir, Bending Toward the Sun, was published in 2009. In addition to working on her next book, Leslie currently co-chairs Human Rights Watch’s California Committee South.

Daniel M. Kolkey, Partner, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP 

Daniel M. Kolkey is presently a partner in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and chairs the firm’s California Appellate Law Practice Group.  He previously served as an Associate Justice on the California Court of Appeal and Third Appellate District.

Dulce Vasquez, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Office of the President, Arizona State University 

Dulce Vasquez is Director of Strategic Partnerships in the Office of the President at Arizona State University. She is responsible for developing strategic university-wide partnerships, furthering university initiatives, and managing special projects. 


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